Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the former manager of Manchester United, has come under fire from Anthony Martial for starting him despite being injured.
The Frenchman, who has struggled with his form over the past two campaigns, has provided his side of the story.
He has leveled some shocking allegations against the Norwegian while that person was in charge.
I frequently played while injured, Martial admitted in an interview with France Football (via the Manchester Evening News).
“People are unaware of the fact that for the four months following the Covid season, I was unable to accelerate.
“And I caught fire. The coach neglected to inform the press.
“Obviously, I ended up permanently hurting myself, and when I finished and returned to the game, I stopped playing.
“I took it very badly; I felt that it was unfair to ask you to give up yourself for the team while those behind you are let go. It almost feels like treachery to me.
“I detest only that. I’m at fault, but not for being a fraud.
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Martial joined United in 2015 under Louis van Gaal, and his mesmerizing goal against Liverpool immediately had an impact.
He did not, however, achieve the levels of success that were expected of him.
In 32 Premier League games in the 2019–20 season, he scored 17 goals and provided six assists.
Everyone believed this to be a turning point in his career, but in the subsequent season, he only managed to score four goals.
The Frenchman prefers to keep to himself and speaks to the media infrequently.
This story was never published, and it is undoubtedly false.
These revelations will have a significant impact because it is embarrassing to play him while injured.
Under Erik ten Hag, the 26-year-old had a great preseason.
At the start of the season, he appeared to be a lock to start, but injuries have severely reduced his playing time thus far.
He needs to get back in shape quickly so that he can consistently deliver outstanding performances.